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the earth rises up and the heavens somehow descend just enough that they just touch. this was the only one place on the entire earth where this was so. >> the temple in jerusalem was the symbolic heart of the country. jews everywhere, if they chose to, if they were pious, would put aside part of their income-- it's sort of like, oh, the way christmas clubs operate now-- you'd put aside money explicitly to be spent having a party in jerusalem. >> narrator: although the temple was the centerpiece of jewish life and worship, judaism was not a state religion. >> there's no such thing as a state church. it's not a monolithic religious or cultural entity at this time. indeed, what we're seeing more and more through the research and the archaeological discoveries, is how diverse judaism was in this period. >> sometimes reading ancient sources is like overhearing family quarrels in a distant room. and some of the most endearing aspects-- i can say this because i don't... i don't live in the first century-- but the most endearing aspects of reading this evidence that we still have is overhearing th
of the jews by raising him from the dead." >> ( dramatized ): an angel of the lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone. he said to the women, "jesus who was crucified, he has been raised. come, see the place where he lay." >> the stories about the resurrection in the gospels make two very clear points: first of all, that jesus really, really was dead; and secondly, that his disciples really and with absolute conviction saw him again afterwards. the gospels are equally clear that it's not a ghost. i mean, even though the raised jesus walks through a shut door in one of the gospels, or suddenly materializes in the middle of a conference his disciples are having, he's at pains to assure them, "touch me, feel me, it's bones and flesh." in luke, he eats a piece of fish. ghosts can't eat fish. as an historian, this doesn't tell me anything about whether jesus himself was actually raised. but what it does give me an amazing insight into is his followers, and, therefore, indirectly, into the leader who had forged these people into such a committed community. >> narrator: accord
the sky, heaven. and many times we don't reveal anything. andweee i the eyes of the musician that they are disappointed. so you need a certain conviction. and that is sometime is considered to be outer italian. >> rose: muti, dudamel and gergiev when we continue. funding for charlie rose was provided by the following captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: master ricardo muti is here, one of the world's great conductors. he has lead some of the best orchestras including the vienna philharmonic, he is currently music director of the chicago symphony orchestra, critics and audiences alike have been dazzled and charmed by the intensity, the technique, the emotion that he and his musicians bring. here is a look at a performance of verdi's requiem. >> when you look at the journey of your life, from the violin, piano, goesing, conducting, is that the perfect sign of flow for someone who wants to lead a great orchestra? >> first i didn't want to be a sician. so the first quality, i mean the first, if you don't wan
with stairway to heaven. and robert plant told me that they were loving this tribute, but we were kind of dreading. we know stairway to heaven is coming because he has seen it done so badly. and this eatmt wh the choir and strings, they really loved it. but we're making it a feature length documentary about her block. >> rose: oh yes, are you doing that now. >> the great cartoonist for "the washington post". >> five time pulitzer prize winner. and one of the really great journalists in addition to cartoons. so we're excited about that. >> rose: the president is standing, is up in the audience with the first lady. this president has been every year, has he not? >> yes. only on two occasions was the president not present. >> rose: any president not present. >> yeah. >> rose: and you see the artists surrounding the president. and then you see, which i think belies the notion that was suggested in a fun way, that this was david letterman's worst night because he hated this kind of thing. >> rose: right. >> for himself. >> rose: right. but you looked up there and that and you say a man who
the heavens, but in the rble of smoking cottages i wi hold you my ms. they cld send kidnappers to kindergartens and pedophiles to playgrounds, wrap themselves in old glory and gut the bill of rights, pound at the door with holy screed and put an end to reason, but i will cut through their curtains of cunning and find you somewhere in moonlight. whatever they do with their anthrax or chainsaws, however they strip-search or brainwash or blackmail, they cannot prevent me from sending you robins, all of them singing: i'll be there. >> a year after 9/11 in that huge climate of fear, how could you have such faith in love? >> it's always been there for me. and it keeps me consciously aware that i'm not alone on this earth yet. we're up in our 80s now, so there'll be a time in sometime soon when i will be alone. but while i'm here, the thing that i most value is that, lov >>s that theource of the meaning in your life? i mean, you have this remarkable essay that had a profound impact on me a few years ago on how the meaning of life comes out of the moment you're acting, out of your choi
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